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2005-12-13 17:30:28

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to increase pressure on legislators to renew the USA Patriot Act and warned that letting the measure expire would hurt law enforcement efforts against terrorism. The U.S.

2005-12-08 17:24:49

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican congressional negotiators announced a White House-backed deal on Thursday to extend the USA Patriot Act, a centerpiece of President George W. Bush's war on terrorism, but opponents said it did not satisfy their civil liberties concerns.

2005-12-02 14:54:58

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seeking to prevent debate from getting "out of hand," the chairman of the Senate Judiciary urged on Friday that judgment over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito be withheld until he testifies next month on abortion and other issues.

2005-11-17 19:33:05

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of six senators vowed on Thursday to oppose renewal of the anti-terror Patriot Act unless a tentative accord drafted by Republican-led negotiators was changed to provide greater protections of civil liberties.

2005-11-17 16:55:24

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Corporation for Public Broadcasting's former chief e-mailed White House strategist Karl Rove, "bragging" about a push for conservative programming on U.S. public television, the CPB's inspector general said on Thursday.

2005-11-16 17:13:36

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief sponsors of a Senate bill threatening China with a 27.5 percent tariff on its exports to the United States said on Wednesday they would delay a promised vote on the bill until March 31 at the latest. Sen.

2005-11-16 16:19:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief sponsors of a U.S. Senate bill threatening China with a 27.5 percent tariff on its exports to the United States said on Wednesday they would delay a promised vote on the bill until March 31 at the latest. Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said he and Sen.

2005-11-16 14:45:00

Republicans in the U.S. Congress said on Wednesday they were moving ahead with legislation that would speed up executions in the United States by limiting the ability of those sentenced to death to appeal to federal courts.

2005-11-15 19:00:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Budget Committee leaders are seeking to further delay action on legislation to create a $140 billion fund to compensate asbestos victims, saying in a letter released on Tuesday that they are worried the program could run short of money.

2005-11-13 14:23:54

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans, stung by election defeats last week, acknowledged political problems on Sunday but rejected predictions that Democrats would win back control of the U.S. Congress next year.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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